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    1. Garmin Forerunner 201 Wrist-Mounted GPS Personal Training Device
    by Garmin
    list price: $167.99
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    Asin: B0000CFYCH
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 66
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    GPS and a personal training device!The Forerunner 201 is a personal training device designed for the high-performance athlete as well as the recreational walker or runner. It offers an easy-to-read display, adjustable wristband and an integrated GPS sensor. It is compact, lightweight and waterproof. The Forerunner 201 is the ultimate personal trainer. It uses GPS satellites to calculate speed, distance and pace information so you can focus on your run. You don't even have to think about starting and stopping the timer or punching the lap button to record stats; Forerunner will do it automatically. When you need motivation, Forerunner's Virtual Partner ... Read more


    • Stores lap times, distances, and calories burned
    • Adjustable wristband and A/C desktop charger with PC interface
    • Waterproof; includes serial PC interface
    • Calculates precise speed, location, and altitude as you workout
    • Integrated mapping functions display your progress on your favorite routes

    Reviews (162)

    5-0 out of 5 stars All terrain, all weather!
    This thing rocks. I just received mine and after a night of charging the battery, took it for a short run. Although the initial start-up took a while to find satellites (~10mins), once locked on, it never lost track and subsequent start-ups took less than two minutes.

    Contrary to what many have said here, I ran in a full-blown rain storm (Northern Virginia), through a couple heavily forested park areas and, for 45 minutes, never once lost satellite reception. The pace (on the "more" setting), picked up my pace within the first tenth of a mile and only read funky after I paused at an intersection for a car that was gunning for me.

    Because of the negative comments regarding reception, I almost went with one of the glorified pedometers sold by Nike/Polar. Thank goodness a friend at work talked me into trying the Garmin first. I have absolutely no complaints!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Forerunner 201:the equal of Fitsense FS-1
    [Note added on 6/03/05:after an additional three weeks of product testing, I've revised upward, considerably, my view of the Forerunner 201.The model I describe below came with 2.20 software.You should download 3.50 software from the Garmin website; it greatly improves the device's performance.Although the upgraded Garmin still lags severely behind the Fitsense in heavily tree-overhung conditions--forest trails with full cover--it is every bit the Fitsense's equal in all other conditions.I've worn BOTH devices on my runs for the past few weeks and they track each other with almost uncanny precision.The Fitsense responds more quickly to changes in current pace, but if you set the Garmin for "lap pace" and set lap distance for 1.00 miles, you've got a nifty and useful setting.I recommend both devices highly.]

    Here are some lessons distilled from my two-year experiment with the Fitsense FS-1 and one weeks's experience with the Garmin Forerunner 201.

    The Fitsense and Garmin are based on entirely different premises, and therefore have entirely different strengths and weaknesses. The Fitsense works with moment-by-moment acceleration on the ground, through the mechanism of a food-pod accelerometer. When properly calibrated (and I'll talk about calibration in a moment), it can be very accurate. I've run 5 mile races and had it register 4.98 as I crossed the line. But its accuracy depends on many things: it varies with different terrain; with an increased or decreased stride rate (it implicitly encourages you to maintain a consistent stride rate; if you slow at the end of a race, it registers less distance); with uphills and downhills (it registers more distance and a faster pace going uphill; less distance and a slower pace going downhill); and with distance (if it's 2% short, for example, then it's obviously going to cut more mileage off a longer run). In large races where many people are wearing Fitsense and other wrist-devices, it goes haywire--or at least that's what it's done for me at the St. Jude Marathon for the past two years. (Other people's food-pod-to-wrist frequencies interfere with mine, apparently.) It does a great job on forest trails and in the vicinity of tall buildings, and of course it works great indoors. Properly calibrated, it gives you an almost immediate "current pace" reading; if I want to run 800s on a loop I've worked out in a local park, it stabilizes on current pace within a few seconds. There's no lag. On the other hand, the "current pace" it actually gives may oscillate 10-20 seconds a mile. Still, when you learn to work with it, it's pretty useful. If I want to run 800s in 3:00, I can look at the Fitsense and if it registers anywhere between 5:50 and 6:10--or if it bounces back and forth--I know I'm pretty much where I want to be. The "cumulative pace" reading is extremely useful in this context; after I've gone a couple of hundred yards, the cumulative pace reading is very accurate--although, of course, if the device is only 2% off, so that it reads 3:00 when I pass the half mile marker but the device itself reads .49, it's going to tell me that I ran a cumulative pace of 5:52 or so, rather than 6:00. I can live with that. For such short distances, I care about my measured loop, not the distance registered by Fitsense.

    In races, properly calibrated, the Fitsense is, again, pretty accurate. But since it tends to register more distance--and thus a faster pace--at race paces (or perhaps at slightly increased "race stride-rates"), it may show me a cumulative pace that is 5 or 7 seconds a mile too fast. I may think that I'm right on a PR pace, then discover as I approach the finish line--if I haven't been paying attention to my actual time at each actual mile marker--that I'm lagging. What I actually do is use the cumulative pace as a general guide, but then make a point of hitting the "lap" button at each mile marker so I can go back after the race and find out what my splits actually were.

    That's the Fitsense. It's a pretty good device. I calibrate the footpod by running a carefully-measured mile (measured with my accurate bike odometer) in a local park. If it reads too short of too long, I reduce or increase the CalVal a couple of points. That's at training pace. Prior to a race, I increase the CalVal a couple of points; that seems to work.

    What about the Garmin?

    Well, it CAN be extremely accurate, under certain circumstances. I first became aware of the device last September, when I was in the middle of the Tupelo 14.2 miler and realized that--perhaps because of the "increased stride rate during a race effect"--that my Fitsense was a full two-tenths of a mile off at the 7 mile point, and that my cumulative pace reading was, accordingly, about 20-25 seconds off. A guy I pulled even with was two HUNDREDTHS of a mile off. What was he wearing? A Forerunner 201. So I made a mental note to investigate the device. When I checked out this Amazon website, I found 150 posts about the Garmin and two about the Fitsense. The love-hate thing about the Garmin seemed to tilt noticeably towards the love, and the haters sometimes didn't seem to know how to optimize the unit. (I'm willing to believe that I haven't yet learned how to optimize it.)

    The Garmin is clearly extremely accurate--more accurate than the Fitsense--on relatively flat or gently rolling courses that don't have much tree cover. I was astonished at how well it tracked with my bike odometer (without a single dropout) when I rode the Double Decker certified 10K course here in Oxford--EXCEPT for the miles in which the road narrowed and had tree cover, and/or went steeply uphill. Then it recorded less mileage.

    When I ran on forest paths, however, its performance degraded severely.

    The Garmin is not good--and clearly inferior to the Fitsense--in the matter of current pace, particularly quick response to current pace. When you start from a dead stop, current pace begins at 35:00/mile and slowly descends through 12:00, 11:00, down to whatever you're actually running. It takes at least 30 seconds, or maybe even 45 seconds, to register current pace accurately. So that for a particular application that's important to me--knowing what pace I'm running after the first hundred hards of a race and making small adjustments--it's distinctly inferior to the Fitsense.

    Too, if you happen to pass under trees in the course of your run, the "current pace" begins to drop as signal is interrupted. This happens, I've noticed, even before the "low GPS signal" beeper chirps up. Then, when you come back out into the clear, the current pace reading sags in the other direction, to somewhat slower than you're actually running, as the device tosses all those missed hundredths of a mile (due to the momentary dropout) back into the averaged momentary pace. The phenomenon I'm talking about takes place when you set the device for "least smoothing." Of course if you set it for "more" or "most" smoothing, you notice none of this. That's because you've set your Forerunner up to be extremely unresponsive. When you set it on "most smoothing," the device is worse than useless for the sort of "repeat 800s on the road" interval work I describe above. Since ALL of its current pace readings are highly leveraged--actual current pace effectively averaged with current pace from 10 and 20 seconds ago; or rather, distance traveled in the last ten seconds averaged with distance traveled in the ten seconds before that--I want the least possible smoothing, which is to say the least possible moment-by-moment inaccuracy. This is especially true in race situations, where a momentary surge of 10-15 seconds a mile makes a huge difference in whether you're running the redline or over it.

    One significant advantage of the Garmin over the Fitsense: on a flat open course, the Garmin is simply.....accurate. It doesn't need calibration. It doesn't gain or lose fractions of a mile if you slow your stride rate, or change surfaces. And as far as I can tell, it's unaffected by other nearby runners wearing wrist gizmos. So for a half marathon on country roads without tree cover--I'd go with the Garmin, if I had it, which I now do.

    For forest trail runs, or for runs where I know I'm going to be dealing with tree cover or tall buildings, or for runs where my current pace is particularly important to me, I'm going to go back to the Fitsense.

    There's more to say, obviously. Both devices are simply useful tools--and yes, as some have said, both can precipitate addictions! I'm continuing to experiment. I hope I've made clear that I'm willing to look honestly and the strengths and weaknesses of both devices, as I've discovered them. The Fitsense is fantastic--when it's not maddening (as it was for me at last year's St. Jude, where I simply abandoned all attempt at letting it register my mile pace (since it was registering 25% too short) and simply hit the log button at each mile marker, so I could do the postmortem with accurate splits.) From what I've seen, the Forerunner does a couple of things better and slightly more things not as well

    3-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't receive GPS signals in cities
    The unit is great, but it's too finicky about picking up GPS signals.

    While I'm running around Cambridge/Boston, MA, it NEVER picks up a signal.
    Okay, maybe that's understandable in an urban area.But it doesn't pick up
    a signal on the bridges between Cambridge and Boston, either.These are
    long bridges, particularly the Harvard bridge, with no suspension
    structure, nothing above the road except clear blue sky, but no GPS signal
    picked up during the four minutes or so it takes to run across them.

    Conversely, it picked up a signal just fine when I mistakenly left it
    turned on while in my back-pack, in my house, in Woburn, MA, a suburban
    area.Go figure.

    How do car-mounted GPS units work in cities?Do they rely more upon the
    car's known speed/direction to use dead-reckoning along the road?Or did
    Garmin make compromises in the GPS signal handling in this unit to make it
    fit on a wrist?

    Other (minor) issues:

    The manual is badly written.For every option, it explicitly spells out
    the required button presses in painful details.The unit actually handles
    menus very consistently: two buttons to scroll through the options; one
    button to select the highlighted option (which may take you to a child
    sub-menu); one button to back-out of a menu, to go to the parent menu.The
    manual should have described this menu navigation scheme once, and then not
    repeated it for every option, instead using the space to describe the
    options in a little more detail.

    The unit certainly knows the current date and time, as it's encoded in the
    GPS signal, and it can be set to display the current time, but there's no
    way to make it display the current date.That would have been useful.

    It would be nice to turn off the GPS capabilities temporarily, for example
    when you're in your basement den reviewing your past runs, and don't want
    to be bothered by the warnings about a weak GPS signal.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Two tries - not a fan
    I have ordered two Garmins now and tried to put them to use for my runs. The first unit I ordered locked up right out of the box.I returned it for a new one.The second one was highly problematic right out of the box.I upgraded the software for free on the Garmin website and it got much better.However, after miles of experimentation, I've decided that the Forerunner is not the right device for me.Really, it's because of the nature of GPS.Any time I hit heavier shade along my favorite path, the signal goes out.Smoothing helps me keep some of my assumed data, but I still lose more than I am comfortable with.Second, I do not like how inaccurate the pace measurement is. I don't even know why they have the main screen, the "real time" pace is so inaccurate it's completely useless.After way too many hours of online research, I finally found a way to get more accurate pace as I run. I had to set the custom screen for lap pace, average run pace and distance.I then set the autolap for .25 miles. So the average lap pace recalculated every .25 miles and was the most accurate of any reading I obtained to date. But I still worried that if I ever ran fartlke or tempo or did varying speed work of any kind, I'd never really know at the moment how fast I was running.That was very frustrating for me.However, it's the nature of this unit, it only checks your position every 10 seconds or so and if the satellite signal is weak while it's checking, your pace data is basically junk.

    I'm sorry to return this item and sorry it isn't going to work for me. I have spent hours troubleshooting and now know more about GPS than I ever cared to!The features on the Forerunner are very cool, but I think for my money, I would have preferred less features and a stronger antennae!

    Basically, if you like real time pace and you run in the shade (which really we should all be doing whenever possible!), this device isn't going to be nearly as accurate as advertised!

    3-0 out of 5 stars not as wonderful as I had hoped
    This device is great when it works.It frequently has difficulty picking up a signal (you must be at the top of a hill)and occasionally stops tracking/timing (reasons unknown).If you are walking or running in the woods or on a tree-lined street, forget it.Battery charging and life is excellent. ... Read more

    2. A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners
    list price: $19.98
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    Asin: B00007JME6
    Catlog: DVD
    Sales Rank: 1
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A.M. Yoga for Beginners
    "The morning is a precious time," says the narrator of A.M. Yoga for Beginners. "Just as the sun rises and falls, so do our natural rhythms. The morning is perfect time to open our bodies and center our minds." This 20-minute yoga practice with supple instructor Rodney Yee is the perfect way to start your day by energizing your body and calming your mind. Filmed on the beach at Maui at sunrise, the video starts with a 4-minute Conscious Relaxation focusing on breathing, then glides into a 14-minute series of yoga poses that are simultaneously relaxing and energizing. It ends with a 2-minute seated Guided Meditation to center your body and mind. Yee's instruction is detailed and gentle. The video is beautifully filmed: you watch the waves roll in as Yee demonstrates yoga poses on a sandy beach. The yoga practice awakens and stretches your muscles gently, leaving you balanced and focused. "Yoga is the foundation of my day," says Yee. "A few minutes in the morning will help give meaning to your day." --Joan Price

    P.M. Yoga for Beginners
    "The evening is the perfect time to calmly transition between being active and being quiet," says Patricia Walden, instructor of P.M. Yoga for Beginners. "One of the greatest gifts yoga has to offer is deep relaxation." This 20-minute program is designed to balance, calm, and revitalize you at the end of the day. It starts with centering poses: gentle stretches bringing awareness and quiet to your senses. Next are standing poses to release tension, increase circulation, expand the lungs, and help you breathe more deeply. Next, forward bends cool the body and bring quiet to the nervous system. The final restorative poses are so relaxing that you may fall asleep. Walden tells you not only how to do the poses, but what you should feel, and how to quiet your body and your mind. Instruction is soothing and explicit. Although this video is aimed at beginners, seldom are modifications given for the less flexible novice, so if any pose causes discomfort or seems impossible, don't push beyond your personal comfort level. The video was filmed on the windswept sands of Death Valley. --Joan Price ... Read more

    Reviews (38)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Greatest of greatest for beginners
    I bought this DVD a year ago and love it dearly.I love PM session most because every night I do it before I go to sleep and feel wonderful physically and spiritually.Now I feel I am ready to go further and I hope they will produce one that is suitable for intermediate level...If so, I will be the first one to buy it:)Happy practicing everyone!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Place To Start
    This was a fantastic dvd for me when I was just starting out with Yoga, and it worked for me for a long time. It is kind of along the lines of the Yoga for Dummies video, except more tastefully done, and better looking boxcover, so you don't feel like such a dummie for using it. When you are ready to step up to a more strenuous workout, I would advise trying the Pilates dvd series, whihc you can also get here on ama zon. They take you to places that this dvd could never get you to, just like the "New Sex Now" dvd will take you to places far beyond regular sex and the regular sex instruction dvds will ever go.I also recommend the "GODDESS WORSHIP" dvd for those who seek even more spiritual experiences of intimacy.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars from a COMPLETE Beginner...
    I'm not what you would consider a typical yogi. In fact, I always viewed Yoga as sort of a joke. But after tiring of weight training and cardio(UGH!), I took a chance on yoga. I was a little scared because I'm not exactly the most flexible person but this DVD quickly soothed all of my fears. AM/PM Yoga for beginners is a great introduction to yoga. The DVD is broken into 2 segments: AM Yoga featuring Rodney Yee and PM Yoga with Patricia Walden. The AM Yoga segment runs around 20 minutes including centering, meditation and the actual AM Yoga workout. It is a very gentle and soothing introduction that even a complete beginner can quickly master. Rodney Yee is a great instructor as he easily transitions you from pose to pose with his hypnotic voice guiding you along the way. You will need a yoga strap for a couple of the stretches in AM Yoga. PM Yoga is a bit more challenging as Patricia Walden takes you through a similar but more intense workout. It is also roughly 20 minutes in length. Walton uses yoga blocks to achieve some of the PM Yoga poses but they are not essential. Both workout definitely have their rewards. AM Yoga centers, relaxes, awakens and invigorates the body for the day and PM Yoga centers and relaxes the muscles for rest. Overall, if your looking to get into yoga this DVD is a great place to start and at a very reasonable price. Highly Recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of my first yoga DVDs that got me started 3 years ago
    I love Rodney Yee... The A.M. yoga with him is awesome.. no matter how tired I am, I can do it & gets me energized for the day. I always feel stretched out & invigorated. He gives great detailed instruction. There's a trailer at

    5-0 out of 5 stars good video- have used it for a while
    The first time I tried it I was a bit frustrated but overall its very good.Its a nice beginer series and is relaxing.The workouts are short - something that everyone should do daily. ... Read more

    3. Spurs Reebok Men's 05 Western Conference Champs Tee

    Asin: B0009SQK5W
    Catlog: Apparel
    Department: mens
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    The Reebok 2005 Conference Champs Locker Room Tee is made of 100% cotton with a screenprinted graphic. Imported. ... Read more


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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Lets settle this thing once and for all.
    My guess is that many of you interested in trying a box of Clif Bars are confused and wary due to the intensely polarized nature of the reviews you've been reading on the internet.I'm going to try to offer a little more nuanced insight and hopefully can help you decide if you'd like them or not.

    Let me start by saying that I think Clif Bars are pretty delicious.I will also admit, however, that I am not very good to my tastebuds.I stay far away from pretty much all high glycemic carbs (sugary food) and saturated fats (savory food).So my daily Clif Bar is pretty much the only sweet treat my tummy gets.Having said that, let's determine in which camp you're likely to find yourself. I'm going to go ahead and say that most of the people complaining to the effect that Clif Bars don't taste so hot or have a gross composition would be more comfortable with a box of doughnuts.And I don't think very highly of the oft-repeated criticism that Clif Bars look gross.Who really gives what the thing looks like?Bust out some cake icing and decorate it if you can't get over the appearance; or close your eyes, or just go back to the recliner in front of the tv and spare us the agony of having to listen to you react to trying new things.

    A common complaint that I will agree with is that Clif Bar flavors can be kind of same-y.That's not to say that they don't taste good, but if you're planning on buying them in bulk and testing out a few different flavors, spread out your choices among the flavor spectrum.Contrary to what you think, you will not find yourself reveling in the subtle nuances among the chocolate flavors.Here's a recommendation breakdown, assuming you're picking no more than one flavor from each of the following groups:

    -As far as chocolate flavors go, Chocolate Almond Fudge and Cool Mint Chocolate are the best choices.
    Stay AWAY from Chocolate Brownie.It tastes (ok, ok, and looks) like a serving of coconut oil-soaked asphalt.

    -For fruit flavors, I'd recommend Black Cherry Almond, but you won't go wrong with Lemon Poppyseed or Cranberry Apple Cherry either.

    -Most of the "specialized flavors" have enough effort put into them to stand out on their own even against each other. I'm basically referring to Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Pie.They areboth ridiculously tasty.Go for it.

    -If you're feeling boring, and you don't mind the fact that you can get a similar product from virtually any health food company, Peanut Butter is a pretty reliable standby.I get it just so that I have something to measure the more experimental flavors against.Same with Oatmeal Raisin Walnut...good for reminding youthat the other flavors are spoiling you. There'snothing wrong with Chocolate Chip either, but really, what's the point of even getting a Clif Bar if you're that conservative?

    So, to wrap it up: If you're a decadent eater, and can admit it to yourself, you're better off just staying away from nutrition bars.The only ones that are going to cut it for you are going to be the ones that aren't too nutritious at all.As far as actually somewhat healthy ones go though, Clif Bar tastes the best.If you appreciate healthy and unadorned food in it's own right, Clif Bars will be your new favorite snack.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Tasteless
    I love Clif bars, but the peanut toffee buzz are flavorless.Try the almond crunch if you would like to enjoy the experience.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clif Bars Are the Best!
    After trying the apple caramel cobbler, I ordered 3 more boxes.They are just wonderful.I am a law student, keep long hours, and need something to keep me going.These bars have become my standard lunch, and many of my classmates munch on them during classes.My husband is a diabetic, and I won't let him go anywhere without 1.If his blood sugar crashes, he pops a sugar packet and then eats a Clif bar and his blood sugar is evened out for hours.My daughter was having problems with hypoglycemia, and a Clif bar at lunchtime has taken care of the problem.I have to agree with folks who dislike the peanut bars; I really can't stand them.But every other flavor that I've tried, and I think that's most of them, has been just wonderful.I'll have a stack with me when I take the bar.

    4-0 out of 5 stars All-around best nutrition bar

    Scale from 0-10:

    Health: 9
    Cost: 4

    Health-wise, these are consistently the best bars available.Most of their competitors load up their products with refined sugars, artificial flavors, and/or other preservatives and flavor enhancers.Clif bars are made from organic soy, oats, and more natural sweeteners.The only downside is some varieties are too sweet.The apple cobbler has 25 grams of sugars.Even an excess of natural sweeteners are not good for you.

    For the most part, they taste very good, although I mainly stick with the chocolate varieties.Some of the fruit varieties are too sweet and don't have the best taste to them.Clif might benefit from substituting the overly-used evaporated cane juice with limited amounts of fruit juices, as Odwalla does.

    Prices range from 67 cents (last month on Amazon) to $1.50 per bar.Anything under a dollar is a good deal, given the quality of this product.

    4-0 out of 5 stars best energy bar
    It's not as good as a candy bar but it's not supposed to be.I've tried a lot of energy bars and Clif bars are the best with Snickers Marathon being a close second.I like the taste of almost all the varieties of Clif Bars and they are very hardy (they don't crumble or melt). ... Read more

    5. Omni Castaway Rope Hammock
    by Omni Corporation
    list price: $99.00
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    Asin: B00004SBE6
    Catlog: Lawn & Patio
    Manufacturer: Omni Corporation
    Sales Rank: 21
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Hammocks provide the ultimate relaxation, so let the gentle swinging motion and free-floating midair suspension transport you. Be surrounded in total comfort, taking advantage of that well-deserved moment of respite. The Castaway rope hammock is a classic design, with special wooden spacer bars that keep the hammock spread open at all times. Clearly designed for comfort and durability, the Castaway has nickel-plated fasteners, weatherized natural-cotton rope, and triple-varnished hardwood bars. The hammock's craftsmanship is fantastic, with hand-braided reinforced edges and a woven body with macrame ends for added support. With its superior materials and great design, the Castaway is sure to provide season after season of use either outside or inside. ... Read more


    • Woven and braided by experts
    • Weatherized natural-cotton rope
    • Varnished hardwood spreaders
    • Nickel-plated fasteners
    • Bed size 6' 10" long by 5' wideOverall length 13'. 12 lbs

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Just a Swinging!
    I bought this for really cheap and I cant wait until spring when I can use it!I didnt think that I wanted a rope hammock, but the price was right and now that I have it I love it and cant wait to use it outside!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Give it time
    It is funny to read these review of people complaining of the hammock sagging.Of course being a cotton hammock, there is some stretch to work out of it.The first time I sat on it, I was on the ground rather quickly.However, unlike the other negative reviews, I simply retied the knots to make it tight again.Magically, the hammock stayed up, some people need to learn patience!I spent most of my summer taking a nap, and reading books on it. I recommend it to everyone.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love mine!!!
    It does stretch a little, but I weigh 190lbs, and set at the tightest links, it is heaven on earth. The stand was super simple to assemble (no screws!) and with a pillow, stress just melts away!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Don't listen to those nitwits...
    I almost decided not to buy this hammock based on the not-great reviews. A saggy hammock? Sure; it's cotton. And yes, when I first put it on the stand and lay down on it, my butt did touch the bar. But this is why there is a word called "adjustable." Simple solution: shorten the chains connecting it to the stand. Sure, you wouldn't have to muck with that with a synthetic fabric, but you also wouldn't have the wonderful smell of minimally-processed cotton. The only possible downside is that it will easily mold if left outdoors in the rain, but since I don't want to be laying out on a hammock in the rain anyway, it's not a big deal.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Notthe best - Only buy it if it is free!
    I ordered the stand and recieved this hammock for free with it. I am glad it was free as it is cheaply made. The tag on it reads made in India and it looked it. This hammock sinks to the ground when I sit on it. I am a big guy but not close to the 400 pound weight limit I read when I bought it. This thing is only good for free. I am sure it will not last long. ... Read more

    6. Garmin eTrex Legend 8 MB GPS with PC Cable
    by Garmin
    list price: $214.99
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    Asin: B000058BCQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 87
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    One of the smallest GPS units you'll find with built-in coastline, road and highway detail, the eTrex Legend is right at home on your dash or in your backpack. Stores up to 500 waypoints and 20 routes. Features include built-in basemap, rugged, waterproof construction, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver and 8 MB of internal memory. Perfect for anyone who spends time outdoors, the eTrex Legend is compatible with MapSource, Fishing Hot Spots and BlueChart databases. WAAS-enabled. Runs up to 18 hours use on 2 AA batteries, not included. 5.3 oz. 4-2/5Lx2Wx1-1/5D". ... Read more


    • Accuracy to less than 3 meters with WAAS correction data
    • Rocker switch on front panel for quick and accurate map panning
    • Compatible with optional Garmin MapSource software; includes serial PC interface
    • Global positioning system (GPS) receiver with built-in Americas basemap
    • 8 MB of internal memory for map and data storage; PC cable included

    Reviews (121)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Working together
    I've been GEO cacheing for 6 mths now. My wife has a Magellan Meridian Platinum and the combination of the two systems puts us right on top of our finds.I like both systems but the Legend brings you in closer. The Magellan has optional memory espansion. As for which is really the best, its not in the name, it is what you are willing to pay and what bells and whistles you want. The low ends of both manufactures you will be dissatisfied if you stay with it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Reliability Problems with the e-Trek Legend
    Bought my e-Trek Legend in March 2002 for geocaching; initially it did ok, tracked well but lost signal often when under leafcover in the woods.Started noticing power shutoff problems when first turning it on;thought it was the battery connection, I'm beginning now to think it was poor/thin soldering in the manufacture.Now the click stick will only work in two of four directions.For what I paid for it, and as little as I used it, I doubt if I'll replace it with another Garmin e-Trek, they just don't seem substantial enough for hiking (to think, I cradled that thing like a baby in the woods, being careful with it!).

    4-0 out of 5 stars My first one, not easy to figure out without book.
    Well, so far I kind of dig it. Its not easy to manage without learning it first. Its not a "duh obvious" operating system. I am trying to figure out still how to map where I have been but not save the whole thing. I want to save just legs.

    It is almost one hand useable, but some of the buttons are hard to press with one hand. It is a nice size and very easy to read. It does not come with any computer software and I am not sure how to get other maps on it yet.

    I guess I need to buy additional software. Its been fun playing with it since I bought it yesterday, now I need to learn the nitty gritty.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent little unit.. Handy to have.
    I've had this unit now for about a week Unit offers alot in a little package. Only Highways and State Roads on it, but shareware software on the web really made mapping possible and fun (GPS Track Maker v12). Has lots of POIs (Points of Interests) loaded from the factory.Unit seems very accurate (usually displays 18 or 25 foot accuracy in clear view of the sky).Picks up a good signal on the dash of my car.

    I wound up also buying the Mapsouce CD and loaded up all of CT. Fine details to all minor roads and points of interests.
    It did wipe out the factory maps some (noticed that channel or river bouys no longer in the unit, but the factory map can be reloaded at any time from Garmin's website).

    For the price ($130.00 thru Amazon) it's a fantastic unit. Don't bother with the Etrex Yellow and shoot for the Legend.
    Mapsource was $74 on line..

    Even though the unit comes with a comport cord, go with a dual 12v & com connection in one.I'm running it indoors plugged into a 12v power supply.Unit is also good on Battery life too.

    3-0 out of 5 stars not bad for the price
    I have owned this unit for a couple of years now and have been pretty happy with it.The joystick makes screen navigation a breeze.I glanced over the manual, but really did not need to - the unit is very easy to use.Accuracy varies from 15 to 30 feet in most instances.I have had it reach 8 ft. accuracy a few times.Battery life is ok, but not great.Screen is beginning to lose a pixel here and there, but not enough to hinder usage. ... Read more


    Asin: B00067FZY8
    Catlog: Health and Beauty
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (20)

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Chai Lover's Treat
    Chai Tea and Dulce de Leche are tied for my favorite bars.Absolute heaven.It's become very tempting to just munch on these for snacks (180 cal per bar) instead of eating lunch.I'm not so crazy about the chocolate versions but that's a personal preference (too chalky for my taste).Amazon sells these at a great deal but be forewarned: buy boxes as you NEED them.Don't stock up.More than once has Amazon sent me a box due to expire in the next two weeks.Good thing I polish them off so quickly!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
    Luna Lemon Zest is my favorite!All the bars that they make taste wonderful!They fill you up, give you great energy and leaves no bad after-taste.These are a great and healthy alternative to "snacking" on junk.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love Luna Bars
    I am so glad I checked on Amazon for these bars.I was paying $1.17 per bar at Walmart and that was the cheapest I could find.You can't beat this price and I got the bars very quickly and the shipping was free for two cases.I will be ordering these all the time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars By far- the best tasting, low cal. bar
    I've tried every low fat, low carb, low calorie bar out there and this is the best. I'm not a big fan of chocolate and this is just the right amount of chocolate flavor. Very filling too. Other luna bar flavors aren't as good as this one. Perfect for moms on the go!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars delicious & healthy snack!
    A few months ago I was shopping for a quick, on-the-go breakfast bar. I had planned to buy granola bars or cereal bars, but my boyfriend suggested I try the Clif and Luna bars as a healthier alternative. Now I'm a junkie for these things--I eat at least one a day, if not more! It's so easy to just toss one in my backpack or my purse on my way out the door!

    The biggest challenge I have is finding the flavors I like at the store. Chai Tea is by far my favorite (Lemon Zest is a distant second), but the grocery stores in my area hardly ever have them in stock. What a relief to know I can purchase them from amazon, and at a better price than the store, even with shipping charges! ... Read more

    8. Swiss Army Champion Plus
    by Victorinox
    list price: $69.99
    our price: $24.99
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    Asin: B0009KF4GG
    Catlog: Sports
    Manufacturer: Victorinox
    Sales Rank: 5
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    • All-in-one toolbox is the perfect 30-function piece for your toolchest, glovebox, or backpack
    • Features include file, saw (doubles as ruler with centimeter and inch marks), scissors, magnifying glass, can opener, bottle opener (notched for wire stripping), and three screwdrivers (small, large, and Phillips)
    • Also contains corkscrew, chisel, reamer, hook, and punch with sewing eye
    • Tweezers, ink pen, and toothpick stow in ends

    9. Spurs Reebok 05 Western Conference Champs Hat

    Asin: B0009SS4JC
    Catlog: Apparel
    Department: unisex-adult
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    Product Description

    Celebrate victory with the Reebok 2005 Conference Champs Locker Room Hat. This adjustable hat is made of 100% cotton with team embroidery. Imported. ... Read more

    10. Baby Spring Float
    by Swimways
    list price: $19.99
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    Asin: B00007FY4H
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Swimways
    Sales Rank: 52
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    • 2 extra-large floatation chambers
    • Pops open and inflates in seconds
    • Includes a carry bag

    Reviews (19)

    5-0 out of 5 stars My son loves it!
    My husband and I went looking for a good baby float and came across this one, we immediately chose it because we both love our adult spring floats.Yes it is true they can put their face in the water but as long as you are there its not a big deal, I mean how else are they going to learn how to hold their breath? I love it and will definitly be using it next year for my son who is 9 months right now!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Read the manufacturers recom age!!!
    According to the manufacturer this toy is for 6 YEARS and up!Fun for OLDER kids!

    1-0 out of 5 stars This Product Needs to Be Recalled!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought this for my 8 month old, and she almost drowned because she can put her face in the water face down very easily with me being right there!!!The mesh fills with water and it is not safe. She could have also crawled out of it if she wanted to. I know on the product it does give that warning.Please do not buy this product!!! It is very dangerous. I have notified the manufacturer of my worries and concerns, so hopefully they can make it safer for us moms.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Safe way to explore water
    This is a great floatation device that allows baby to explore water without tipping over.The mesh seperating the tubes is an ideal location for babies toys.Love it!!!
    Also, helpful to know that I use it on my 8 month old son.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nice pool float...
    We just went to the beach with our son and bought this at Wal-greens for the same price.I had read the reviews on here and decided that I wanted to try it.Our son is almost 7 months old so I can not say how it would do for a younger baby.The age range listed does not recommend it for a younger baby either.Our son enjoyed this float and it was nice to be able to hold onto it and float with him.It does put the baby more into the water than the typical inflatable baby float so you want to pay close attention to your baby of course. Keep in mind what other reviewers have said about the baby's ability to lean forward in this float.My son was able to get his face into the water at times but this float is recommended for an older baby and would give you the ability to get several months of use out of it. ... Read more

    11. Total Sports T-Ball
    by Little Tikes

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    Asin: B00005LDVH
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Little Tikes
    Sales Rank: 29
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (17)

    4-0 out of 5 stars not to bad
    The red piece screws into the base. You can change the the level of the ball by screwing it down or unscrewing it as far as possible. It has only about a 4 inch difference.The toy is very easy to put together... seems to hold up fairly well so far.It comes with two durable balls and a bat.It seems an ok level for my 2 1/2 year old But is a better fit for my 5 year old. They have beaten on this toy a ton and no cracks yet.You can also hang it by the blue base and the red stick and bat will lay flat for easy storage out of the way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Outdoor Fun!
    We recently bought this for our 21 month old son and he absolutely LOVES it.He always wants to be outside so he can play with it.It is very durable and great family fun. :)I would definitely recommend this toy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for all ages!
    My 4 1/2 yr. old daughter and 16 month old son love this.My daughter actually tought my son how to play.It has been so neat to watch them play together.

    I love toys that bring my kids together and this is one of them.After my son, I let my daughter "teach me" how to play as well.We had fun.

    This set also makes itself easy for clean up.There's a place to put the balls and the bat in the base for easy storage.I thought this feature would be a pain, but it's easy and saves space in our already packed garage.

    You won't regret buying this!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best toy yet.
    My son absolutely loves to play ball with the toy. Thanks to this toy he has become a wonderful ball player.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for young kids
    My 2 1/2 year old just loves playing with this.You can also play with it in the houseon rainy days.The bat is a perfect size for toddlers so they are able to swing it better! ... Read more

    12. Pistons Reebok Men's 05 Eastern Conference Champs Tee

    Asin: B0009SQK5C
    Catlog: Apparel
    Department: mens
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    Product Description

    The Reebok 2005 Conference Champs Locker Room Tee is made of 100% cotton with a screenprinted graphic. Imported. ... Read more

    13. Garmin Carry Case for eTrex Series & Summit
    by Garmin
    list price: $17.99
    our price: $12.34
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    Asin: B00004VX39
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 275
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Carry your GPS everywhere with this protective carrying case. Prevents damage to your GPS. ... Read more


    • Genuine Garmin-quality product
    • Covers and protects your eTrex or Summit
    • Nylon material ensures durability
    • Great for storage or on-the-go protection
    • Easy to slip on and off

    Reviews (24)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Regardless of other reviews, this is a winner
    I received the case yesterday and took it on a hike in pretty heavy woods today.I got fine reception. And you can manipulate the controls OK.Screen covered by plastic to protect but that was not a problem.
    FYI-I ordered from Amazon and used their free shipping option. They bluffed and said 7 to 9 days. I said OK.I actually recieved the order by UPS in 23, yes 23 hours, after placing order!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Lost a star because I don't use it exactly as intended.
    I got this holder mainly because I wanted to be able to keep my GPSr handy wile hiking, but out or the way and still recieveing. Here is the deal, I geocache, and I do it quite often. When I used to go out on longer hikes I would loop the leash on my GPSr around the strap on my pack, and then tuck my GPSr under the strap on my sholder where I couldn't see it, but it could see the sky, all that got me was a sore sholder and a GPSr dangeling by my waste not recieveing. Now with the holster I leash the holster to my pack, and clip the holster to my pack strar at about mid chest. I can see what I need to through the window of the holster, and if I need more detail I just pull the reciever out so I can see the screen better. This set up keeps my reciever close at hand, out of the way and recieveing when I don't need to see it, and protected from scratches (if you are a cacher, you know your GPSr has lots of scratches). As for the window that everyone complains about, I see it this way, I would rather have to take out my GPSr to read it better than have to replace my GPS because the window on it has gouges in it. Look at this holster as insurance with the benifit of keeping the GPS out of the way and it is a great bargain. Untill someone offers tore up GPS insurance this is the way to go.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Garmin Case!!
    For the price that you pay on this case, it's great. A little glare isn't going to get you lost in the mountains. The material feels good and durable. If you have a eTrex this is a great case to have.

    4-0 out of 5 stars good covergae, screen cover has too much glare
    this is a perfectly designed case for the etrex legend.Joystick is easily accessible, it fits snug, and the belt clip is nice and secure.My only complaint is the plastic window to protect the LCD.It's pretty thick and seems like it scratches pretty easily and makes the LCD more difficult to read with the heavy glare.Otherwise, it's a good thing to have to protect your GPS from invetible drops and abrasion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I'll Make The Case For This Case!
    I'm an avid inline skater and I use a Garmin eTrex Venture to determine distance, speed, etc. The belt clip on this case allows me to clip the unit onto my left elbow pad strap. The clip holds very securely and the case itself does an excellent job of protecting the Venture during those unfortunate, but thankfully rare, falls. ... Read more

    14. Magellan RoadMate 700 Vehicle GPS with Windshield Mount
    by Magellan
    list price: $1,299.99
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    Asin: B0000DJEK7
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Magellan
    Sales Rank: 433
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    Product Description

    Portable vehicle navigation system features audio and on-screen TrueView turn-by-turn prompts. Built-in hard drive is pre-loaded with street maps of the USA (the 48 contiguous states), Canada, and Europe (17 European countries). 3-4/5” TFT color touch screen makes it easy to enter addresses and see where you’re going. Navigate to any of 2 million points of interest in 40 categories, like hotels, ATM’s and more. Includes windshield mount, AC adapter, cigarette lighter adapter and USB cable. ... Read more


    • Advanced points of interest database. Easy to use touch-screen interface
    • Comes with sunction cup windshield mount DC vehicle power adapter, AC power supply, and data cable
    • Turn-by-turn guidance with voice prompting
    • Comprehensive mapping of U.S. and Canada on integrated 20 GB hard drive
    • Exceptional GPS accuracy and reliability

    15. Soffe Shorts

    Asin: B0002A4G1W
    Catlog: Apparel
    Department: womens
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    Product Description

    Soffe Shorts have an elastic waist, side vents, and ar made of 50% poly/50% cotton. ... Read more


    • Soffe knit shorts
    • elastic waist
    • 50% poly/50% cotton knit shorts with side vent

    16. High-Output Air Pump - Double Quick III
    by Intex Recreation Corp.
    list price: $11.99
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    Asin: B00005017X
    Catlog: Toy
    Manufacturer: Intex Recreation Corp.
    Sales Rank: 42
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Editorial Review

    File this under "why didn't I think of that." This high-volumepump, designed to inflate any raft you happen upon, forces air both onthe upstroke and the down so you actually get your pumping done in halfthe time. Not only that, just switch the hose connection and it can beused to deflate as well. It comes with three different nozzleattachments so it will fit most valves as well as product informationon the side of the box in 12 languages. It's not often the word "cool"comes to mind when describing a pump, but this one fits the bill. -- John Moe ... Read more


    • 19 in
    • RWTUV approved
    • Large nozzle threaded for athletic ball inflating needle (included)
    • Inflates athletic balls up to 8 psi
    • Inflates and deflates

    Reviews (9)

    3-0 out of 5 stars what are you pumping up?
    this pump inflates our toys and balls well.however, remember that you will need a different pump for a bicycle.keeping that in mind, no complaints.unfortunately, there isn't a pump out there that i know of that can pump everything....

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is not a toy, but a great tool.
    I just got this pump a couple of weeks ago, and it has performed great! It inflates my Coleman kayak in less than 10 minutes without straining (blowing it up without it took over 1/2 hour and feeling like I was going to throw up). It has a very simple mechanism that disassembles easily for educational or repair purposes. A big advantage is that it can be used to suck the air out of things just by switching the hose to the other end,which is great for collapsing the kayak into the smallest bundle.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Double Duty Pump, More than one use!
    This pump will pump you up! It works beautifully at inflating not only your pool, toys, and balls- but your muscles as well!! It is definitely faster than a single mini pump! If you plan on inflating something large with it- I would say you will either need to tag team someone or be in really good shape. I inflated and Intex pool with it, and by the next day my arms and abs felt it. Love the added extra bo nus of a workout! But for real, it is a great product and came with 3 different filling 'needles' perfect for anything from pools to playgroud balls.

    1-0 out of 5 stars a good pump
    this pump works well. you get inflation with both the up and down motion. it also has three tips to place on the tube, so it can inflate different sized openings.

    by the way, if you are inflating a large item, it provides a pretty good workout on your arms and legs!!

    1-0 out of 5 stars a good pump
    this pump works well. you get inflation with both the up and down motion. it also has three tips to place on the tube, so it can inflate different sized openings.

    by the way, if you are inflating a large item, it provides a pretty good workout on your arms and legs!! ... Read more

    17. Garmin City Select v6 CD-ROM Map - North America
    by Garmin
    list price: $139.99
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    Asin: B0000E2RP9
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 575
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    MapSource City Select North America includes detailed maps throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Maps contain full coverage throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, including metropolitan and rural coverage.Includes detailed maps containing highways, interstates, business and residential roads with attributes such as turn restrictions, speed categories and other navigation features. Over 5 million points of interest such as: food and drink, lodging, attractions, entertainment, shopping, emergency services, post offices, camp grounds, movie theaters and more. Will automatically create point-to-point routes in MapSource and on compatible Garmin GPS units. Supplemental coverage of Alaska and Hawaii provided using unverified governmental sources. Now with "Unlock Wizard" to guide you through the unlock process. Trip and waypoint management feature lets you transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks between your Garmin GPS and your PC.City Select North AmericaSh. Wt. 1 lb. ... Read more


    • Updated US Version
    • Automatically Route
    • Download to GPS Unit
    • 5 New Canadian Cities

    Reviews (4)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Buying Garmin
    I just applied the patch 6.01 from v6.0 Its really worth buying this. Even I contacted them twice requesting new feature when I was using v6.0...and its there in 6.01. Only annoying thing is the vehicle Vessel/Pointer will not stay in the direction we go...I expect the vehicle Point should stay in the direction we go and the Map should automatically change or move. I would request GARMIN to add this feature in their very next release. But Still I give 5 Stars

    Thanks to GARMIN

    4-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this, there is a newer version out.
    Do not buy this product (City Select v5).There is a newer version out (v6).

    I have v5 and it is quite good.You load it onto your computer's hard drive, then select just the map sections you want to download to your GPS.I use it with a Garmin GPSMap 60CS.The mapping capabilities of the software are excellent, and it includes TONS of detail.For example, the 7-11 two blocks from my house is included.With City Select mapping software, you can do a search for any type of business or park or whatever type of place within a specified radius, and it will give you a list of places that meet your search criteria.Very handy for trips to unfamiliar cities, or unfamiliar parts of your own city.

    The few times I've contacted Garmin's tech support, they responded quickly.

    The only downside of GPS mapping software is the cost.Garmin designs their GPS units so that they work only with proprietary Garmin mapping software.This allows them to take advantage of their customers by overcharging for the mapping software.However, this practice is common in the consumer GPS industry, Garmin is not the only company doing it.Check out other company's GPS mapping software, it is equally overpriced.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings.Points of interest great.Mapping just OK.
    I was disappointed in this software particularly when comparing it to Microsoft's Streets and Trips which had far better mapping details and features at a considerable savings. To give this program its due however I must admit that there are significantly more points of interest (restaurants, hospitals, hotels, etc.) available in this program than its Microsoft counterpart.

    Garmin requires you to purchase THEIR maps for all their GPS units. And those maps are expensive and this product is no exception. I bought v 6 which is an updated version of v 5. I understand that you can upgrade for free.

    Streets and Trips by Microsoft is an elegant and intuitive program providing you with powerful mapping tools that are, IMO, far better than those provided by Garmin.

    Garmin does have an edge on the number of points of interest but in all other facets of the mapping program Streets and Trips excels IMO.

    I disliked the Garmin solution and their forcing me to buy their expensive maps so much that I bought Microsoft's Streets and Trips with GPS Locator for under $100 and found a solution that, for me, works much better particularly in an automobile.

    Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent program when used in conjunction with the Garmin hardware. My major complaints are the pricing of the software, the mapping details aren't as good as Streets and Trips, and other mapping functions including but not limited to panning and zooming work better in Streets and Trips. Again, the number of points of interest and the ability to plot a course to any of them with a touch of a button are superb features of City Select.

    If you are buying this program exclusively because you own a Garmin GPS then, rest assured, this product will fulfill your needs admirably.If however you are looking just for a mapping program then Microsoft's Streets and Trips would serve you better at 1/3 the price.And if your GPS needs are limited to the automobile and you don't need a handheld solution then Microsoft's Streets and Trips with GPS Locator at less than $100 offers an incredible value!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Detailed Street Maps
    I use City Select v6 with my Garmin eTrex Legend C. The details included with this program are incredible. It even has phone numbers for businesses, gas stations, restauraunts, schools, places of worship, etc. The latest version is v6, and you can get a free upgrade from v5 at Garmin's website. V5 is a couple years outdated, but v6 was only released a month before this posting, August 2, 2004. The detail provided is incredible, it was certainly worth the money. ... Read more

    18. Garmin eTrex GPS with Waterproof Exterior (Yellow)
    by Garmin
    list price: $139.99
    our price: $85.82
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    Asin: B00003WGP5
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Garmin
    Sales Rank: 326
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    A few years ago, when personal GPSs first became available, every geek from here to Poughkeepsie was enthralled about the possibility of always knowing exactly where on the planet they were. While the Garmin eTrex isn't the most feature-rich GPS out there, it will definitely come in handy if you don't want your next camping trip to end up like a scene from The Blair Witch Project.

    The eTrex is sort of a dumbed-down, rugged version of the company's more advanced eMap. Designed specifically for hiking, biking, and camping, the eTrex is one of the easiest-to-use GPS units available. It offers the ability to track up to 12 satellites so you never lose contact with one. The eTrex won't work inside--however, we don't anticipate that you'll get lost inside a building very often.

    Among the eTrex's notable features is its ability to calculate your current and average speed. We used the eTrex to determine the distance from work to home, and calculate how fast we were walking. This helped us gauge the average time it should take to get to work. This feature should really come in handy on extended hiking, camping, or cycling trips where planning your average speed and tracking the distance traveled is critical.

    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspMain menu
    &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspMap page
    &nbsp&nbspPointer page
    &nbsp&nbspMark pointer page
    Sticking with its theme of simplicity, the eTrex has only five buttons, making it easy to use with just one hand (It's specifically designed for the left hand.) Weighing only 5.3 ounces with the batteries installed, the eTrex is also ultralight, making it an easy addition to a daypack. The eTrex is also waterproof, so a little water shouldn't damage the unit.

    The eTrex can hold up to 500 user-created waypoints. And using Garmin's TracBack feature, it's easy to plot a course with up to 10 waypoints and follow it in both directions. --Julian Strate


    • Easy to use
    • Light
    • Waterproof
    • Batteries only last about 20 hours
    ... Read more


    • Global positioning system (GPS) receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites
    • Calculates current and average speed, time of sunrise and sunset, trip distance, and more
    • Automatic track log--10 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions
    • Tough waterproof case; runs for 18 hours on 2 AA batteries
    • Compatible with optional Garmin MapSource software for downloading trip and waypoint data (not map compatible)

    Reviews (148)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too much
    It's a great unit for someone who would like play around with GPS. More advanced users will be dissapointed with it's lack of features.

    The eTrex has the ability to make your own maps right on the screen and that's about all it's good for. Each landmark you place on the map can only have 6 characters and must be unique. If you were to purchase the optional data cable you could make these landmarks on the pc and transfer them over. This makes things easier because you don't have to actually travel to each landmark to create it on your map.
    It has a tracback feature (so you can retrace your steps) but if you were to go on a trip for more then a few hours the memory quickly becomes full.

    If you want a gps to play with for the weekend, this unit might interest you. If you were to use it any longer, you quickly realise how limited it is.

    Do yourself a favor and get the model or two up with downloadable maps and more memory.

    2-0 out of 5 stars "NOT waterproof"
    I have had this unit for several years and it has performed adequately.It's repeatability is usually about 30 feet.It's easy to use, but doesn't take maps.

    But despite Garmin's claims, it is NOT WATERPROOF!I took it sailing, where it got splashed.Then I noticed it stopped working and there was water in the screen.When I got home, I tested it by holding it under water in my sink to see where air would bubble out from.This test showed no bubbles(leaks).Confused, I decided it must have sucked the water in through a hole somewhere.So I filled the sink with HOT water.Sure enough, as the air inside warmed up, bubbles began streaming out of a little hole built into the back of the unit.This test also proves that if this GPS is warm (like from being in the sun as you might be when you're using a GPS) and then it gets splashed with cold water (70 degrees here in FL), it will suck that water up through that little hole and destroy the GPS. To clarify, the hole is not a flaw in my unit, it is very intentionally molded in to the case.

    I am extremely dissapointed in Garmin, and since they claim the unit is waterproof when it is not, I don't know how I'm going find a new one that truely is.

    My advice, if your GPS is really going to get wet, is to do the hot-water test and see if it leaks air. If so, return it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Cheap, yes-- but not a good option for geocachers
    I purchased a yellow Garmin eTrex GPS about a year ago. My main reason for buying it was because I learned about the sport called 'geocaching', and, knowing little about these devices at that point, I purchased one on the advice of a couple of friends. I used it heavily for for about 5 months before coming to some conclusions about this device's capabilities.

    I will first list the yellow eTrex's good points:

    - It's cheap-- one of the cheapest GPS receivers you can find.
    - It's easy to find-- you can buy one at Target, or at most any sporting goods store.
    - It's durable. You can drop it several times or dunk it in water, and it'll still work (dry it out first before you attempt to use it again).
    - It has an interface to hook up to your computer to download new firmware and to download geocaching waypoints, if you have the need for this.
    - It's easy to use and very intuitive for first timers.

    Now, its drawbacks. Realize that I am rating this device from the viewpoint of a geocacher, and we're probably the most demanding users of GPS receivers out there:

    - It is not an accurate device if you're attempting to get a definitive lock on a waypoint within 50' of your goal. Once in the general search area, the signal will likely bounce around and give you wildly varying readings. For example, if you've entered a waypoint and get within 50' of your search area, expect to find readings bouncing around from 5-50 feet with each step you take. I used this unit in varying terrain, under varying tree/bush cover, under varying weather/cloud conditions, and in varying temperatures, with the same results. I was able to obtain two other samples of this receiver, and those tests came up with the same results, so I surmise that my eTrex wasn't just an errant sample of these receivers. Upgrading the receivers' firmware did nothing to help the accuracy.

    Granted, my experiences with this receiver probably won't matter that much to most of those who will purchase this unit for tasks such as finding your way around while camping, hunting and hiking. For those uses, this unit will work just fine. However, if you're a geocacher and want a GPS unit that will pinpoint your goal effectively, without bouncing your readings from 5-50 ft. as soon as you walk two steps any direction, you will want a GPS unit that has WAAS capabilities (wide area augmentation system). I now have a GPS receiver that has WAAS, and it provides a much more stable lock when in the area of my intended goal.

    In short, I found this unit to be frustrating to use for geocaching. There are other GPS units that will provide more stable signal-lock than the Garmin eTrex for close to the same price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for ATV use!!
    I bought this unit not knowing what to expect. Well it has exceded my expectations in every respect. First of all the one I just received has a newer software revision. It has WAAS and is software revision 3.10 which has a new screen which my friends with revision 2.* doesn't have. I looked on there website and they don't offer this revision for download so it must be something that just brand new usits offer. Well anyways...I use this with a program called ExpertGPS which overlays my tracked trails on an Aerial Photomap from Satellites. So cool. I can see excatly where I rode. Mine worked flawlessly in the woods. Now it is winter here and there are no leaves on the trees but I think it will work just as good in the summer. I got the bike mount and mounted the unit to my Yamaha Kodiaks handle bars. Workes great. Battery seems to last a very long time for me. I have used it a few days hours at a time and there still going. I am one very satisfied customer. Oh you need to get the serial cable to hook this to a computer to view your trails and edit your waypoints and many other cool stuff.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for world travelers....
    It's perfect for the price. It's rugged and durable, seems waterproof, backlit, and light weight. This model has no map information of any kind stored in it, however allows you to create and store your own personalized maps of YOUR world.

    Every step you take, or mile you drive is stored into memory. However the "tracks" memory can only hold about a day's worth of traveling at a time. However you can map a seemingly limitless number of points to store forever, even after changing batteries. For example, you mark, "home" or "hotel" on the map, ect. While the device doesn't have any map of it's own, if each time you visit a site, you click "mark" and give it a title and an icon, a map will be formed of places important to you. It's extremely accurate, down to 10 ft. In the car, you'll find it more accurate at calculating your speed than the cars speedometer. It calculates elevation, bearing, direction, measures distances, and even tells you when the sun will set or rise next in your location. It's clock is also constantly updated by satellite as well.

    When at home in the United States it's useful, but it's overseas that it's the most valuable. I use my eTrex whenever I'm in a strange Asian city or when hiking in some new place. In a new city, mark your hotel, mark a landmark, then you'll be able to find your way back without any questions. You'll know the taxi driver is taking the most direct route, and on buses and trains, you'll know when to get off without asking anyone for help. It actually keeps you safe and independent in many ways. It looks like a cell phone, so nobody will know you're walking around using GPS for guidance. I will confess though, it was confused when I arrived in Hong Kong. It took about 8 minutes to get it's bearings. While the Garmin eTrex works all over the world, it needs a clear view of the sky to work well. The first time you power it on, it will take 3 to 5 minutes to calculate where it is, then on, the information will be delayed by about a second. In a luxury car, you'll have to set it on the dashboard or hold it out the window to get a clear signal. I find that it works in most busses and trains if set near the window. In a building, forget it. You'll need a set of good AA batteries every full day of use.

    If this is for use only in an automobile, or in the urban United States, spring for a model with maps or designed for a car. However, if it is for use hiking, biking, foot travel, camping, or overseas, it's a must have.
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    19. Pistons Reebok 05 Eastern Conference Champs Hat

    Asin: B0009SO1MG
    Catlog: Apparel
    Department: unisex-adult
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    Celebrate victory with the Reebok 2005 Conference Champs Locker Room Hat. This adjustable hat is made of 100% cotton with team embroidery. Imported. ... Read more

    20. Nikon Lens Pen Cleaning System
    by Nikon Sport Optics
    list price: $7.95
    our price: $6.17
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    Asin: B00006JN3G
    Catlog: Photography
    Manufacturer: Nikon Sport Optics
    Sales Rank: 51
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    • Works with all types of cameras (digital and film), as well as binoculars, telescopes, and other optical products
    • A simple lens-cleaning system
    • Small, pen-style design easily fits in any camera bag
    • Soft brush retracts into pen body to stay clean
    • Removes fingerprints, dust, and other debris that may compromise your image

    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars it really does work
    does exactly what it's supposed to, and does it well.

    to use:

    1. with one end, extend the brush, and wipe debris away.

    2. twist the cap on the other end, and take it off.with that end, wipe in a circular motion, and smudges get polished away.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!
    Hi, bought this items to fill te 25$ to get free shipping when buying a case for my camera, a Canon Powershot S1 IS.
    I own a Scope and i had some Eye Pieces with some fingerprints (I'm kind of dumy without my night vision fixed!!!) I used the Nikon lens pen to remove those fingerprints and the result was absolutely awesome.I have used it wtih my camera too! I'm really pleased with the results.... now i'm carrying it with my camera and with my scope... it's easy to use, small, usefull, cheap... I totally recomend it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for frequent cleaning out in the field
    This low-priced pen cleaning kit from Nikon is a must-have.I was surprised that it costs less than non-Nikon cleaning pens that do exactly the same.

    One end of the pen has a soft brush which is retractable.It's perfect for brushing away dust on the lens.The other end is a cleaning pad, which is used to remove fingerprints and particles that get stuck on the lens.Because this product is small, it doesn't take up any space in the camera bag.It's also very convenient to use.

    Of course, if your lens surface is really dirty, you should get a complete cleaning system including lens-friendly cleaning solution and soft tissue paper.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use lens cleaning device
    This is a easy to use lens cleaning device.

    You use the bush end to remove any debris from the lens, and the pad end to remove fingerprints and the like.

    The bush is retractable and soft enough not to damage lenses.

    The pad is treated (coated) in such a way as to remove fingerprints without leaving smudges.

    I have had excellent results using the Nikon Lens Pen on my Sony DSC F-828 digital camera.However it is important to note that the pad end is much too big to use on the electronic viewfinder (or anything else less than about a half an inch in diameter).

    The Nikon Lens Pen appears to be identical to many other LensPens out there (they all seem to be identical except for branding and coloration).Perhaps they are all manufactured by one company (perhaps other than Nikon)?

    2-0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming
    Although I had high hopes that I could carry this cleaning tool with me during my hikes, I've since decided that it's almost worthless.The main cleaning "tip" is too large to reach the oculars of my Nikon binoculars (nice going, Nikon!).And although I can use it to clean other lenses (objectives, camera), the results are uneven and unimpressive.As a long term Nikon user, I'm very disappointed that they've put their name on a product that's as mediocre as this one.Surely there's a better alternative for a compact cleaning kit that I can carry in the field!I certainly won't buy another one of these. ... Read more

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